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Together with the Government, it is the Assembly of the Republic that has the competence to draw up national legislation. When legislative texts containing legislative rules are passed by the Parliament, they become known as Decrees of the Assembly of the Republic, and then, once they have been enacted by the President of the Republic, as Laws of the Republic. (Government legislation is issued in the form of Executive Laws).

In this part of the website we aim to highlight the fundamental texts on politico-parliamentary life, because being familiar with them is one of the basic criteria for undertaking a full and participative citizenship.

It is also possible to directly access the legislative procedure database and to use it to search all the legal texts passed by the Assembly of the Republic, including the legislative ones, since the 1st Legislature.

In addition to the laws that are seen as structural cores of politico-parliamentary activities, the importance of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly of the Republic has also earned them a place here. Even though they are not a law, inasmuch they are passed in the form of a Resolution of the Assembly of the Republic, they list the rules governing the internal organisation, modus operandi and procedures that enable the Assembly of the Republic to exercise the competences with which it is charged by the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic.

You can access some important legislation that is already available in this language: